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Bad instructions or no instructions.

 

I tend to super detail. I've run across a number of aftermarket sets (and sometimes kits) that have absolutely terrible and inaccurate instructions. I have, on occasion, asked for clarification from a company and been told to pick up reference material to better understand how that flat piece of PE is actually a complex radar. Essentially, I have to shell out more cash to pick up what is often a rare book or drawing so I can fix their problem.

 

I have two ships boxed that I just gave up on due to this. I'm sure I could figure out the PE and where it goes, but I just got frustrated.

 

Amen on the ships, brah. I have a couple that I purchased as an intro for shipbuilding. After hours of examination, I cannot figure out how to fold the PE. And, for a couple of the smaller ships, there are absolutely no instructions on where to put the PE. Or what the PE is supposed to represent.

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I have another one: Clear resin. Specifically, messing it up.

 

So, I'm still in my "experimental" stage with my model building. I'm still not set on a way to do seascapes, or even rigging. I still wing it. My latest attempt at a "realistic" seascape ended in abysmal failure that almost cost me a very nice resin kit. I've since fixed it, but will NOT skimp on the measuring aspect of resin casting ever again......

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Having volunteered to judge contests before, and being banished to the 1/72 scale armor category, I know that I do not know all there is about the various tank kits in this all-inclusive category. I don't see how you can expect the judge to know all the ins and outs about about the particular subject you built. Even for a specific category like WW2 German armor, I doubt many judges know everything there is to know about every kit in the category.

 

Likewise with a car, boat or aircraft category.

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Inaccurate Tamiya models getting a free pass... Their recent Il-2 or Fi-156 for instance...

 

 

 

Wait. You mean the new Tamiya Yorktown and Hamman aren't the bestest things EVER? Trumpeter must have done it! :smiley16:

 

Seriously, agree. I've been hacking at Tamiya's new little destroyer off and on for a while... pain in the butt and costs as much as a DML 2+1 Benson class!

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